As a Christian I do put up a tree but to me its more as a tradition, I don’t and wont teach my children about getting gifts from Santa. Instead they will be from my husband and I. I do however, teach her about giving, not just on Christmas but always. On Christmas I have friends that celebrate Jesus birthday with a cake and everything.
Also, An angel or star is often placed at the top of the tree, representing the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.
There is no scripture – not even one – that reads we should celebrate Christmas.
The first Christians (Christians of the 1st century) didn’t celebrate Christmas. These people were educated by Jesus himself, and they knew better than we today. We need to orientate on their worship – see Acts and the letters of Paul, Peter, Jude, James and Peter.
Yes, all pagan roots MUST be taken away, or our worship is worthless.
(Mark 7:7) It is in vain that they keep worshiping me, because they teach as doctrines commands of men.